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C*    Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness:    (Continued)

Program Effectiveness:      The most recent study of the RTC program was completed
Tn 19&6 (E-'fcf.

The most recent study of the Rehabilitation Engineering Center program was
completed in 1981 (E-3).    No current program effectiveness data are available.

D.    Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation

E.    Supporting Studies and Analyses Cited in Section C above

1.      NIHR Long-Range Plan, 1980

2.      "Research and Training Centers - Overview," 1980 in-house document.

3.      "Rehabilitation Engineering Center Program Evaluation:    Final  Report.
Berkeley Planning Associates, Berkeley, California, 1981.

4.      "Goals and the Goal-Setting Processes in the Research and Training
Program," Abt Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982.

F.    Other Supporting Data


A new study of the RTCs is planned for FY 1985.

Contacts for further information:

Program Operations:    Wilmer S. Hunt,      (202) 732-1137

Betty Jo Berland, (202) 472-6551

Program Studies      :    Eugene Tucker,        (202) 245-8364

1.    Includes a $1.5 million supplemental appropriation for the establishment
of two Research and Training Centers.    The awards for these centersóone for
pediatrics and one for disabled Pacific Basin residentsówere made in
FY 1984.e purposes of: (1) developing innovative methods of applying advanced